Archive for July, 2006

ABC Office hits ten years online and avoids the Dot-bomb.

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

ABC OfficeABC Office has successfully navigated the Internet waters to become one of the most successful Internet-based online office equipment dealers. Many of you may not know the history of ABC Office and how the Web site was created in 1996.

In the late 1990’s, the Internet began to grow in popularity. The Internet was becoming a phenomenal success. Internet-based companies were popping up everywhere and fortunes were being made. ABC Office launched their Web site in 1996. The Web site focused on office automation equipment and transitioned from a traditional brick-and-mortar company to an Internet business.

Around the year 2000, many of the companies began to fail. This is often referred to as the Dot-bomb. Many Internet companies, such as Kozmo.com, Etoys.com and Pets.com declared bankruptcy. Confidence in the Internet began to wane.

While many companies were failing, ABC Office began to grow. Avoiding the fate of other Dot.com companies, ABC Office applied traditional brick-and-mortar strategies to their virtual business. This included real customer service representatives, a full warehouse and a service department.

ABC Office now sells to businesses around the world. To see a full line of products, click here.

Photo ID has undergone a variety of changes over the last few decades.

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Photo ID PrintersIf you have been shopping for cameras, you may have noticed that most of them are now digital. They are easy to use and allow the user to select which pictures to take. Most modern-day digital cameras can store hundreds of pictures at one time, which is much higher than the capacity of traditional film-based cameras.

It is also less expensive to print the pictures you want rather than print an entire roll of film. Printers can now print pictures that are equal to and better than traditional photography.

Photo ID has also changed along with cameras. Traditional ID cards were made from photographs and Polaroid pictures. The photograph was cut to size, put on a pre-printed card and laminated. Although some people still prefer that method of creating photo IDs, most people are now switching to digital ID card printers and systems.

Modern day ID card systems use a digital camera, PVC cards and a digital ID card printer. ID cards can now be designed and printed using ID card software. Templates and cards can be saved for replacement prints. Digital ID cards can be easily updated and edited. As technology changes, photo IDs will continue to evolve.

Feel free to browse through our selection of ID card printers by going here.

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